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Euonymus euscaphis Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Euonymus euscaphis var. gracilipes Rehder; E. tsoi Merrill subsp. brevipes P. S. Hsu.

Deciduous shrubs, 1-2 m tall; branches terete, twigs 4-angled, green or brown when dry. Petiole short, ca. 3 mm; leaf blade thickly papery, broadly linear or oblong-lanceolate, 8-12 × 1.8-2.2 cm, base cuneate to rounded, margin crenulate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins 10-12 pairs, obscure, curving forward, netting and disappearing before reaching margin. Peduncle slender, 1-2 cm, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched with 3 flowers, rarely more than 3; pedicel slender, 5-7 mm. Flowers 4-merous, 6-8 mm in diam.; sepals suborbicular; petals green or greenish yellow, rotund, base subrounded. Capsule reddish brown when fresh, dark brown or gray when dry, 1.1-1.3 cm in diam., 4-lobed, sometimes only 2 or 3 lobes developing, lobes ovoid. Aril bright red. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Forests. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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